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2024
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DOES ANYTHING ELSE UNDER HEAVEN REALLY MATTER?

CURATED BY: WILL COUPS

BRIAN DAWN CHALKLEY |  ELENA HOSKYNS-ABRAHALL | HESI GLOWACKI  | THEO VASILOUDES  |  KIARASH KHAZAEI

Loosley taking influence from Giovanni’s Room, the exhibition aims to explore an LGBTQIA+ perspective on how we interact with our bodies, sex and image within a wider world- examining hidden interactions and decoding ways of being.

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11-16 MARCH

RANDOM REFLECTIONS OF A VERY TALL NOTARY

DAVID FAWCETT

D Contemporary is pleased to present David Fawcett's second solo exhibition with the gallery, ‘Random reflections of a very tall notary. Through this new series of works, Fawcett is drawing inspiration from the reservoir of autobiographical memory as the canvases become a visual chronicle, depicting the artist's evolution from the formative years of childhood to the present. He endeavours to articulate a rich tapestry of family life, drawing from the wellspring of memories that span his journey. Through each brushstroke and carefully chosen title, he aims to construct a narrative that encapsulates the essence of familial bonds, peppered with humour and relatable moments. The composition and harmonization of colours take precedence, ensuring that each artwork not only tells a story but visually captivates the audience. In essence, David Fawcett's artistic philosophy revolves around marrying humour with skillful composition, resulting in paintings that are both engaging and visually vibrant.

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ON GRACE AND MONSTERS

ESTEFNIA B FLORES | FRIDA WANNERBERGER

‘’In honour of a landlord from my past, who in their infantile incompetence equates 'intelligence' and 'womanhood' with someone simply 'being difficult’’’.


The concept of female monstrosity, deeply ingrained in cultural narratives, serves as a reflection of broader social anxieties and norms concerning female identity and its societal role. Entrenched within expectations and societal fears, the archetype of a monstrous woman emerges when females deviate from established norms.

The social dimension of female monstrosity intersects with broader movements advocating for gender equality. From ancient figures to contemporaries, Lilith to Shelley’s Frankenstein and dames depicted in the 60s and 70s horror novels, portrayals within social contexts illuminate how cultural narratives either perpetuate or challenge societal shifts toward more inclusive and egalitarian values.

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19 JANUARY - 17 FEBRUARY

THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT II

DANIEL ROIBAL, KATHERINE QIYU SU, REBECCA GILPIN.

'The Butterfly Effect' delves into the idea that nature is always in flux, marked by its unpredictability and spontaneity, beyond human control. Similarly, the artists delve into the realms of self-transformation, blending abstract art with chaos. They embody the inherent dynamics within collaborative creative processes, both at an individual and community level, where gestures act as powerful cultivators and catalysts, igniting nonlinear effects and self-transformations.

Infusing dialogues and dreams with universal consciousness, bodies, and gestures undergo deconstruction guided by distinct emotions, resulting in the creation of a whirlwind of motifs. Seemingly modest collaborative creative actions, which might appear as minimal contributions to the creative process, can lead to unexpected or more significant effects during transformations. Through this analogy, practitioners, interdisciplinary teams, policymakers, and community members can gain a profound understanding of planning and reflection by harnessing the butterfly effect.

2023
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THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT

LAURA HOLMES | LYDIA MAKIN | MARTHA LAMONT

D Contemporary is pleased to present ‘The Butterfly Effect’, a group exhibition featuring three emerging UK-based female painters Laura Holmes, Martha Lamont, and Lydia Makin.

In reference to the Butterfly Effect, the exhibition explores concepts of self-transformation through the combination of abstract art and chaos. Symbolizing the dynamic of the collaborative creative process in people and communities, gestures work as powerful cultivators and catalysts for nonlinear effects and self-transformations.

17 NOVEMBER-9 DECEMBER

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13 OCTOBER- 11 NOVEMBER

SOFTCORE\HARDCORE

ALEXEI IZMAYLOV | IGOR DOBROWOLSKI | MARC-AURÈLE DEBUT| FLORENCE SWEENEY | FRIDA WANNERBERGER

CURATED BY JONATHAN FAKINOS

How can we chart a course to stretch the very fabric of texture, space, and desire itself? 


Blurring the lines between concept and aesthetics, D Contemporary is proud to present the group exhibition ‘ Softcore/Hardcore’, showcasing works of art that  abruptly confront you with your own sensitive side contrasted against your animal instincts. Softcore / Hardcore approaches the idea aesthetically, thematically, and conceptually, simultaneously highlighting by blurring the line between the two featuring artworks that draw you in a soothing nd sensual way.

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15 SEPTEMBER  - 7 OCTOBER

A STATE OF TRAUMA

IGOR DOBROWOLSKI

CHRISTOS MICHAELIDES

CURATED BY JONATHAN FAKINOS

An exhibition of two international artists whose work grapples with personal or collective trauma theories filtered through abstract organic and colourful forms shaping narratives and assigning meaning to the genealogical link to poststructuralism and how a horrifying event can function as “a deathlike break”.

 

Trauma is fundamentally elusive, defying attempts at representation, articulation, and expression. It surpasses the limitations of language, knowledge, and narrative, which serve as systems of portrayal. This perspective is rooted in specific philosophical beliefs about human experience and our understanding of narratives.

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14 JULY - 5 AUGUST

MISTER PAPERCUT 

VICES

MISTER PAPERCUT is teaming up with ARTCOLLECTORNEWS & D Contemporary for his first solo show, in London.

 

Celebrated as a top street artist and contemporary artist to watch. Vices speaks to both the artists identity as well as the intentional playful disguise of his art, created as a misdirection from the more serious topics the work explores. Cutting & sticking their way through the layers of life, Mister Papercut is exploring the simplification and exaggeration of the human form, and our relationship to the world around us, through a range of emotional conditions and situations. From the visible to the invisible, elation to depression, and from life to death.

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 6-24 JUNE

PASSAGES 

CHARLIE CHROBNIK  | BOB BICKNELL-KNIGHT | GABRIELE LA TEANA | DAVE FARNHAM |ANI MKRTCHYAN |THEO BROOKS | LADINA CLÉMENT | SIMONA RUSCHEVA | KE ZHANG | ISOBEL SCARSBROOK | SALLY SPINKS | JAMES ROBERT MORRISON | MIN WOO NAM | XENIA BUSALOVA | JONATHAN ARMOUR | SOPHIE LE LIEVRE | BELLA EASTON | JOANA AZEVEDO

 

Presenting the works of our 19 finalists, who have been selected for their unique and diverse perspectives, they express their vision of Passages through a wide range of mediums, including painting, video art, sculpture, and installation.

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11 MAY - 6 JUNE

ADJACENT COLOURS

 

DAMARIS ATHENE | FRIDA WANNERBERGER | JEMIMA MURPHY

LAURA HOLMES | SARAH HILLS

 

D Contemporary is pleased to present Adjacent Colours, a group show featuring paintings and sculptures from five artists graduating this year.

By bringing together five post-graduate artists, Adjacent Colours aims to create a constructive interaction of colour and form while shaping a supportive network for emerging artists on their first steps at the London art scene.  In keeping with our mission to promote future talents, Adjacent Colours is a part of our annual exhibition program featuring the work of the UK's most promising emerging artists. With subtle allusions to memories and the seductiveness of colour, the artists are presenting their thematics through their own unique style, narrative, and lyricism.

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18 APRIL - 6 MAY

EVA CHIARA TREVISAN

CURATED BY RAFFAELLA MATRONE

For D Contemporary, curator Raffaella Matrone will present a selection of Eva Chiara Trevisan’s pre-existent works, alongside several newly produced ones. The exhibition aims to be the first London and UK showcase of the artist. Trevisan is currently working on the challenge of removing the support from paint, by making it become the sole protagonist of the work, thanks to the study of an extreme use of colour. The purpose of disengaging from the technicality of the support is to turn the colour itself into the support of the work.

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11 APRIL - 16 APRIL

INTERSECTION

EVA VILA POU | AINA LORENTE | RICARDO EICHENBERGER | 
THE DNA FACTORY MRSS | ROLAND BREITSCHMID

By joining forces with D Contemporary MM-artconsult's aim is to create exhibitions that not only engage, challenge and delight visitors but that contribute to the ongoing conversation about the role of art in today’s contemporary society.
Continuing to explore the art world with unceasing curiosity, Marianie's mission is to select and promote an exciting array of artists, while staying true to her aesthetic integrity she nurtures and develops their artistic talents.
Collaboration is at the heart of her vision. In addition to empowering the artists to create innovative works through joint projects, exhibitions, and brand partnerships, she judiciously assists her collectors in acquiring pieces that enhance their collections with renewed energy and vibrancy. 

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28 FEBRUARY - 25 MARCH

UNLADYLIKE

ABIGAIL NORRIS | CELIA MORA | SADIE LEE | ELIZABETH DIMITROFF

In celebration of International Women's Day, the group exhibition pursues the idea of the human body as a metaphor for the transcendent female representation in art through sexuality, gender, and the aging body.  Surfacing the complexities of the ever-evolving relationship between body and identity, a series of intimate portraits encourages us to embrace ourselves and discuss taboos. Partners, achievers, characters, and allegorical beings engage in ambiguous posing, with unladylike stares challenging stereotypes while creating expectations for an empowered world based on equality.

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26 JANUARY-25 FEBRUARY

A CONCIOUSNESS HARNESSED TO FLESH

ADAM BOYD | IRENA POSNER | PIA ORTUNO | PRESLAV KOSTOV


Notes collected into a very truthful picture coming from our inner self completing a worldview that reflects the nowness. Narratives of time and archetypes reflected on harrowing futurism, embedded in the present, harnessing a fraction of the makers mind to reveal what lies beneath. Transforming materiality, bodies becoming one with abyssal voids, instilling energy, searching for an environment of non-possession.

16-21 JANUARY 2023

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IN YOUR EYES

EUNJUNG SEO FELEPPA

D Contemporary is proud to present ‘In your Eyes’ Eunjung Seo Feleppa’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Taking a more ritualistic, introspective approach, Eunjung’s portraits reveal an unmistakably nostalgic contemplation. Building a visual library from familiar faces and people seen in family photography albums, films and even strangers’ pictures found online, the artist connects with those faces through the collective unconscious. She creates a connection to our shared experience through the gaze. The eyes are searching for something, waiting for someone, searching for meaning; missing people, places, looking directly at you, appreciating togetherness in the moment; looking at the sky, enduring sadness, planning tomorrow.

2022
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28NOVEMBER - 17 DECEMBER 2022

UNCODED: CRAFTING INTELLIGENCE

 

A group exhibition with Ami Clarke, Jiang Feng, John Rodovitis, Kyriakos Bournas, Selina Naouma and Tom White. The exhibition brings together a group of London based and international artists presenting paintings developed by word commands and sculptures that cross the boundaries of aesthetics, stepping into the human needs of today’s world. Reconsidering whether we can accept or exclude the quantification of crafts and redefine creativity through algorithmic systems, AI provides a novel perspective on old questions enabling new modes of artistic expression.

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11 SEPTEMBER - 5 NOVEMBER 2022

LEE MAELZER: LOST SLEEP

D Contemporary is delighted to present Lost Sleep, a solo show by Lee Maelzer.

Lee Maelzer is a painter, known for her cinematic depictions of abandoned places, unheimlich interiors and dystopian landscapes. An urban explorer, they are normally based on her own photographs.

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20 SEPTEMBER - 1 OCTOBER 2022

FISSURED REALMS

Andrew Szczech | Christina Dobbs | Jennifer Nieuwland | Sarah Hills

 

Curated by:

Caitlin Fleming

Fissured Realms brings together four artists exploring thematics of loss, memory, and pain. Collectively they are traversing the materiality of paint by pushing the medium through processes of addition and reduction, exposing and obscuring various layers of
their work and its context.

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24-26 JUNE 2022

UNBAKED BREAD

 

Amanda Seibaek | Bruno Diaz | Purdey Williams | Rowan Bazley | Ruby Kuye-Kline

In collaboration with Changing Room Gallery

D Contemporary is pleased to present ‘Unbaked Bread’, a group exhibition in collaboration with Changing Room Gallery. The exhibition brings together a group of five artists who met in Glasgow school of Art presenting artworks that examine the human figure and its manifestations in the uncertainty of today’s world.

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19 JULY -5 AUGUST 2022

PROGRESSION

Alex Manea, Alexandra Roman, Anja Hessler, Beatrix Haxby, Dee Walker, Dina El-Sioufi, Dionne Hood, Evangelia Dimitrakopoulou, Gino Wong, Hee Jyung Kim, Ije, Jameela Stenheden Gordon-King, Katy Gardner, Laurence Carmichael, Lillian Thomson, Livia Spinolo, Fierce Fine art, Lucia Lanzalaco, Marina Murvanidze Mitchell, Maya May Jex, Melissa Vipritskaya Topal, Namarata Singh, Rebecca Swainston, Scarlett Hope-Gates, Tom Enoch, Tristan Gittens, Tudor Radulescu Fürst, Vera Buzoianu, Ella Zimina.

D Contemporary presents the annual open call show featuring the work of 29 artists across a plethora of mediums.

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10  - 21 MAY 2022

DUCKING AND DIVING

 

Lana Locke | Jordan McKenzie | Janette Parris 

As artists, we’re Duckin’ and Divin’:

juggling multiple labours

while searching for that KILLER IDEA,

Duckin’ and Divin’

avoiding THE MAN

who says our way won’t pay[...]

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1 MARCH - 11 MARCH 2022

[UN]FABRICATED

Andrea Gomis | Arantza Gonzalez | Camille Yvert | Fran Hayes | Karolina Dworska, Mabon Williams | Rafaella Lazarou | Yasmine Robinson.

D Contemporary is excited to announce our upcoming exhibition [un]fabricated. From 1st-11th March and coinciding with International Women’s Day, the exhibitions features 8 artists working across a range of disciplines.

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